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What do you guys reckon would be the most kickass earbuds (OR ON EAR SET IF POSSIBLE!) for around 25~35 USD? (give or take a few)
Earbuds (as in it sits outside of the ear):

Yuin PK3

'On-Ear':

Koss KSC-75
Sennheiser PX100
Koss PortaPro

In-Ears:

Koss KE29S
post #7442 of 37823
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
Earbuds (as in it sits outside of the ear):

Yuin PK3

'On-Ear':

Koss KSC-75
Sennheiser PX100
Koss PortaPro

In-Ears:

Koss KE29S
earbuds = in-ears
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earbuds = in-ears
Wrong.

From In-Ear-Matters.net

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I thought IEM/canalphone is also called 'earbud'?
No, IEM and earbud each refer to two different kind of Inter Aural headphones.

Inter Aural headphone, or in-the-ear headphone, is sometime known as earphone. It refers to headphone with transducer small enough to be placed/worn in the ear. The two major types of inter aural headphone are earbud and canalphone.


[Picture of various types of earbuds]

Earbuds are worn in the opening of the ear, often just outside of the opening of ear canal. They can have headband or clip-on to increase comfort, but they do not form an air-tight seal to the ear canal as they are not intended to go into the ear canal.


[Picture of various types of IEM]

On the other hand, canalphones/IEM are intended to be partially inserted into the ear canal to create an air-tight seal (reasons see first question).

The reason why so many websites mislabeled IEM as 'earbud' is simply because... they don't know the differences.
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Wrong.

From In-Ear-Matters.net
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Just bought HD595's, upgrading from the 515's. Very happy with them.

Read the 555's were good, but I liked the chrome.
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HD595's came in today. I've gotten through just a few songs on my zune and I've already fallen in love. Picked em up off some American on ebay. Thought I was getting a great deal for a brand new pair at $200 +$22 shipping, but the schmuck sent them across the border via UPS and I ended up getting dinged $80 duty. A bit of a piss off... but still worth it.
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yeah UPS charges ridiculous handling fees to get things across the border sadly USPS is soo much better
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I remember getting my 595's for like ~150usd....man you paid a lot for yours. almost what it cost when they first came out.
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Ok, I just got my HD-202's after upgrading from a basic logitech headset. Anyway I seriously need a solution for a headphone stand. I'm hoping there's a place to buy/or take make one that has a suction cup on the bottom and I can stick it on top of my desk or my pc. I seriously just took a hardcore faceplant just so I wouldn't step on my new cans.
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try a banana hook look at local grocery stores, dollar stores, and the like...
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